Gigabyte to release three mini ITX motherboards

Posted on Thursday, Nov 22 2007 @ 03:30 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Motherboard maker Gigabyte is working on three mini ITX boards, FUD Zilla reports. These motherboards will use integrated VIA C7 1GHz and 1.5GHz processors and will be really small:
The three models are the GA-7CN700ID, GA-C7V7-CSI-RH-SI and the GA-C7V7-ASI-RH-SI. The GA-C7V7-CSI-RH-SI is powered by the 1.5GHz CPU while the other two models only have a 1GHz CPU.

All three models features the CN700 chipset and the VT8237R Plus southbridge. They all rely on a single DDR2 DIMM slot for memory and are limited to 533MHz memory. Each board also only have a single PCI slot, a pair of IDE and SATA connectors and onboard 10/100Mbit Ethernet. The Ethernet controller is slightly different here between the boards.

All three models also support 5.1-channel sound, but only AC97 rather than HD audio. The rear I/O consists of four USB 2.0 ports with a further four from onboard headers, a D-sub, serial and parallel port, an Ethernet port and three audio jacks.

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